The first trailer for When the Trees Fall (Koly Padayut Dereva) suggests that it's a coming-of-age movie with a striking edge.
Directed by Marysia Nikitiuk in her feature debut, the film is a co-production (Ukraine/ Poland/ France/ Macedonia). Latido Films recently came on board to handle international sales and has released the trailer, which is mighty impressive. It begins by teasing a series of hazy, arthouse backgrounds before revealing several scenes that imply menace has come to town.
Here's the storyline:
Storyline: In a godforsaken village in Ukraine a rebellious little girl learns about life watching her teenage cousin's romance with a young criminal. But when he flees after a murder, her cousin is forced to marry someone else, and this little heroine has to understand just how important it is to fight for your dreams.
The trailer, complete with English subtitles, is NSFW for fleeting glimpses of partial nudity. Take a look below.